World Wastes $400B in Food Every Year

By Alanna Petroff LONDON (CNNMoney) — Old, rotten food is part of a growing $400 billion problem. That’s how much food is wasted by consumers every year around the world, according to a new report by U.K. nonprofit Waste & Resources Action Programme. The vast majority of food is wasted in Asia, followed by Europe … Continue reading »

Garbage Truck Overturns

EUGENE, Ore. — A messy scene Wednesday at the Goshen exit right off Interstate 5 after a dumpster overturned and spilled garbage on the road. Oregon State Police received a call about the incident just after 10:30 a.m. ODOT crews helped OSP in re-directing traffic at the intersection. OSP says incidents like this don’t happen … Continue reading »

Corvallis Garbage Service Delayed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The slippery roads have delayed garbage services in some Corvallis neighborhoods. Republic Services is asking for patience. The company says it couldn’t get to at least 2,500 homes since the snow hit, especially in the hilly areas of town. The company says if a truck hasn’t picked up your garbage, recycling or … Continue reading »

Trash Service Delayed Due to Snow, Ice

EUGENE, Ore. — Trash is piling up outside a lot of homes and apartments in the Eugene area as a result of Friday’s storm. On almost every block you’ll see overflowing trash. Both Sanipac and Lane Apex say Friday’s storm put pickups on halt, but they say they will make every effort to get to … Continue reading »

Blue Garbage Trucks Going Green

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Republic Services’ blue garbage trucks are going green. The waste hauler is hitting all five “Rs” in its motto, with its recent decision to shift its truck fleet to compressed natural gas, or CNG. It’s a much cleaner burning fuel than the diesel and bio-diesel combination that the trucks currently run on. … Continue reading »